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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Totally Ladybug Tuesday challenges you with a sketch!

It was so great to see all those submissions in last week's Totally Ladybug Tuesday challenge - I hope you are enjoying them as much as us DTs are!  This week Michele has challenged us with a sketch that initially got me very excited and then panicky when I just couldn't get it right!  I decided to scrap my original ideas that were far too complicated and instead went for a simple style...




I just can't stop using that original Nikki - she is sooo cool!  Just the way I hope I look when I'm out with the Labs, lol!  And the sentiments are so versatile and I love that I can mix and match them for the outside and inside of my cards.

I don't think that white gel pen worked - that will teach me to think too hard!!  But isn't that ribbon just gorgeous?  It's from My Favorite Things and I just love those ruffles!  And you can't really see the added extras like the Glamour Dust on the detail on her dress and Glossy Accents on her glasses - but they make her look better, I promise!!

The other DT cards are just totally gorgeous so if you want to see their gorgeousness here are their links...

Kerry - Head Ladybug
Lisa J - Deputy Ladybug
Caz (our lovely November guest designer!)
Pami (our other lovely guest designer!)


I am also submitting my card into the Make it Monday challenge to just share your creativity - I love this blog!!  Michelle shares the creativity of others so you get to see lots of different styles - just a brilliant idea!



Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock

Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Original Nikki (buy here), LCI Its Only Words 2 sentiments (you can buy here), Hero Arts dots background stamp
Mediums: Copic markers, Glamour Dust (on the detail of her dress), Versamagic ink in Pretty Petunia, Glossy Accents (on her glasses)
Accents: My Favorite Things ribbon, oval chipboard painted white, white ribbon from stash, Doodlebug button
Tools: EK Success border punch and Nestabilities label die (inside card)

21 comments:

Kerry said...

You do Original Nikki so well Mary J! I love the colours you used and those ruffles are gorgeous :-D Love it! xx

Helen Ann said...

I love all those ruffles

Gorgeous card, seems like ages since I've seen a blue card lol.

Hel x

Frea said...

Hi Mary J., I love this card, and the ribbon is indeed great!! I always like it when the inside of the card also has some decoration, it's like a 2nd surprise!! Greetz, Frea

theCook said...

Love that ruffled ribbon!

Lisa Jane said...

wowee Mary .. i love those ruffles and the colour is beautiful .. i am sure you look just like that image .. lol
Great take on the sketch .. its full of gorjossity as usual
Lisa ;)

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

This is so pretty! I love the colours and the frills are so cute.

Rusty said...

MAry I absolutely love this card, it is so beautiful and the ruffles are just perfect!! I want this card!! ... love the inside aswell xxx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the frilled ribbon.

Nikki x

xGemmax said...

ooooo...this card is gorgeous hunni and love that fabbie ruffled ribbon :o)
hugs and xxx

Michelle said...

Hi Mary J

OOOh I love love love the ruffled ribbon!!

This is such a fabulous card and I think the faux stitching works really well.

Thanks for linking up to Make It Monday and your kind words.

Michelle :-)

Michelle said...

Oh and I meant to say too, I wondered if you had been over to Pollycraft lately????

Michelle :-)

Pami said...

A stunny card as usual from you Mary! Loving the ruffles. And the inside just finishes it off so well, I really must get back to doing the inside, it really does make a difference! Pami x

Whimsey said...

Oh Mary J, I love it - inside and out! Love the rounded corner, those ruffles are flabby, and your coloring is perfect. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the inside too!!!

Shirley-anne said...

Great take on the sketch , Mary J. The colours and the ruffled ribbon and that cute image ...very chic. perfect inside too.

pinky said...

This is so cute Mary, such a gorgeous shape and gorgeous colour and boy do I love all those frills.
Pinky

Berenice R. said...

So nice card! Thanks for sharing :)

Anita said...

Mary J, this is gorgeous. I love the color and that ruffled ribbon is sooo pretty. And of course, Nikki is colored beautifully!

Sue Upson said...

Hi Mary I love this card, great colours and Nikki is coloured beautifully as well - fabulous ruffles too :-)

Sue xx

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable card Mary and what great ruffles.
luv
Debby

Hayley @ funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk said...

Gorgeous Mary!!! I love the ruffle ribbon and also the backing that you've placed Nikki on it really pretty - makes her stand out I think! Love the inside too xxx

Promosyon said...

You card is stunning, the colours are just beautiful and Phoebe and Olivia are perfect match. I love your concertina'd ribbon on the card, really nice. Anne

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